It was SO HARD to pick favorites from this beautiful day exploring Lake Superior's North Shore with these sweet friends of mine. Nicolina and I met and became super close in college; I was standing by her side on her wedding day; and I was THRILLED when she told me they were expecting their first child.
When she approached me asking if she and Tou could steal me away for a trip up North, I said yes immediately. This day was a photographers DREAM; we had so much fun hanging out, eating car snacks, feeding sea-gulls and finding stunning backdrops to capture this precious stage of life for their family.
We started our adventure at Gooseberry Falls State Park with Nicolina in a stunning mustard dress (that she bought secondhand, so 10 extra style points for her).
We played around in wildflower fields, found lichen that matched her outfit perfectly, and caught the perfect evening glow as the sun shone through the trees. This baby girl is going to be such a cutie - just look at her parents!
Can you get over how cute they are together?
Umm. Just wow. Someone take me back.
Our next stop was the iconic Black Beach, which I had never been to before, but DEFINITELY delivered.
We drove back down to the Twin Cities as dusk fell around us. Our feet cold and sandy, our noses a little sun-kissed, and our hearts full to the brim. I cannot wait to see what amazing parents Nicolina and Tou will be for their little girl, and I cannot wait to meet her.
Locations: Gooseberry Falls state Park, Two Harbors, MN
Black Beach, Silver Bay, MN